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'Destination Crenshaw' Showcases South L.A.'s Strategic Advantage—Black Culture

Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson outlines Destination Crenshaw and highlights the economic development and community investment opportunities it brings to South L.A.
October 9, 2019, 12pm PDT | Clare Letmon
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Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line

Set to open in Spring of 2020, the highly anticipated Los Angele County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Crenshaw/LAX light rail line will run through South L.A. to connect the Los Angeles International Airport to the Expo Line and will serve as the transit gateway into Los Angeles. Destination Crenshaw is a $100 million 1.3 miles, open-air community art and park installation celebrating the black art and culture of South L.A. that will accompany the new line’s at-grade portion along the Crenshaw Corridor. 

The Planning Report presents the remarks of City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson from a recent Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation Board of Governor's meeting, in which the councilmember outlines the project and highlights the economic development and community investment opportunities that Destination Crenshaw brings to South L.A., and the area's key asset, 'Black Culture': 

"The strategic advantage that South LA has and offers to Southern California is culture. South LA largely decides what is in the cultural conversation or at least decides a disproportionately large share of it."

Read the full story at The Planning Report.

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Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in The Planning Report
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